Portugal tipped to prefund but questioned on pricing and format

The prospect of Portugal prefunding amid a rally in eurozone sovereign debt — and its best way of going about it — caused disagreements this week, as the clear water between it and its peripheral peers widened. While the sovereign’s short term borrowing costs grew to 2012 levels, Spain enjoyed tumbling yields and Italy unveiled plans to limit the size of its next bond issue.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 18 Oct 2013
Portugal is fully funded for 2013 and has already started 2014 prefunding. But with a €10.5bn programme for next year — unveiled on Tuesday — it will be concerned that its three month borrowing costs hit their highest level since November 2012 at auction on Wednesday, rising by ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,577.78 16 10.48%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.30%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.22%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 7.96%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,408.33 81 12.25%
2 JPMorgan 23,640.34 56 9.22%
3 HSBC 23,014.61 52 8.98%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,900.14 59 7.76%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,121.36 29 7.46%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,037.51 66 7.93%
2 Barclays 25,435.97 46 7.46%
3 UniCredit 25,297.29 63 7.42%
4 HSBC 23,482.89 81 6.88%
5 BNP Paribas 21,888.86 45 6.42%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 59,631.02 334 6.97%
2 Citi 59,108.26 216 6.91%
3 HSBC 56,064.57 206 6.55%
4 Barclays 47,783.66 175 5.59%
5 Deutsche Bank 43,453.85 129 5.08%